Luís Matoso

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Luis Macedo Matoso, also Luis Marcelo Matozzo (?), known as Feitiço (São Paulo, December 29, 1901 - São Paulo, August 23, 1985) was an association football player who played for the national team of Brazil and was six times top scorer of the State championship of São Paulo. With more than 400 career goals he is one of the most prolific scorers of the game.

Feitiço spent his childhood and youth in the São Paulo neighborhood of Bixiga, a quarter with strong Italian influences, where he began playing football.

He started his career with a single match in 1921 for SC Corinthians Paulista. In 1923 the center-forward joined Associação Atlética São Bento in downtown São Paulo, where he was top scorer of the State Championship in 1923, 24 and 25, winning the title in 1925. In 1926 he joined Santos FC where in 1927 he was part the famous hundred goals attack. He once more was top scorer of the Campeonato Paulista in 1929, 1930 and 1931.

1932 to 1933 he played again for Corinthians, where this time he scored 12 times in 12 matches. From 1933 to 1935 he played in the Uruguayan capital Montevideo for CA Peñarol, where in his first year after two hard-fought 0–0's in the championship decider against Nacional Peñarol eventually lost the third match 2–3. In 1935 Peñarol won the championship of Uruguay. In 1936 he returned briefly to Santos, where he altogether scored 216 goals in 151 matches. Later that year he moved to Rio to Janeiro to play for CR Vasco da Gama winning the State Championship in his first year, being acclaimed as best player of his side. 1938 to 1938 he played again in São Paulo, his time for Palestra Itália, today's SE Palmeiras. 1940 he returned to Rio to end his career in the north of the town with São Cristóvão FR.

He played in 1931 in one official match for Brazil, against Uruguay. He played on more occasions for the national team, but then against club teams. His major competitors here were Arthur Friedenreich, Nilo and in the end the legendary "rubber man" Leônidas da Silva.[1]

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